Health and fitness are foundational

Have you ever heard of the fitness brand ASICS?

ASICS is an acronym for an old Latin acronym.  It stands for Anima Sana In Corpore Sana.

In English, it means a sound mind in a fit body.

Like it or not, we need to prioritize our health.

This does not mean you have to have six-pack abs and must compete at every CrossFit competition.

ASICS simply means, you’ve got to prioritize fitness.

We tend to put fitness off.   

We tell ourselves that we will work out after work.  Then, we don’t.  The problem is, there is too much competition in the evening.

If you can do it, work out first thing in the morning.  Even if the rest of your day goes sideways after a morning walk, at least you will have exercised that day.

You can then check an item off your checklist.


Common sense health

Here are some general health principles you can use to get you started.  Most of this is common sense.

Of course, just because something is common sense, that does not mean it is common practice.

Most of us know what to do.   

But, when we wake up and the day hits us, we often forget, or neglect, what we know we should to do.

Here is a list of the common sense things we know we should do:

  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
  • Drink water, not soda. 
  • Drink water, not alcohol. 
  • Eat real food, not junk food. 
  • Consume less calories.  Get into caloric deficit. 
  • Eat better food.  Nutrient dense food. 
  • Make your mother proud of you… Eat your veggies. 

We know what to do.  Putting this into practice is the hard part.